2016 Annual Meeting

Binford-Dammin Society of Infectious Disease Pathologists

Room CC Ballroom 6A, March 13 2016, 8:30am to 12:00pm


Binford - Dammin Society of Infectious Disease Pathologists

Infectious Diseases of the Lung

Sunday, March 13, 2016
8:30 AM 12:00 PM
CC Ballroom 6A

Moderators: Corinne Fligner, MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
David Myerson, MD, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Course Descriptions:
Pulmonary infections remain a diagnostic challenge for diagnostic anatomic and clinical pathologists. Known and emerging pathogens continue to challenge our diagnostic techniques. This symposium is designed to provide information on integrated histopathologic and molecular diagnostic techniques in this rapidly evolving area. Experts in diagnosis of viral, fungal and parasitic pathology will provide an update on current and evolving histopathologic and molecular diagnosis of pulmonary infections.

Upon Completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  1. Describe the histopathologic features of viral infections of the lungs, including those of influenza and novel / emerging respiratory infections.
  2. Describe available and emerging molecular diagnostic tests for pulmonary viral infections.
  3. Describe histopathologic features of common and uncommon pulmonary fungal infections, and the available molecular diagnostic techniques for identification and confirmation.
  4. Describe histopathologic features of parasitic lung infections, as well as artifacts mimicking infectious organisms.


8:30 AM

Viral Infections of the Lung, Including Influenza and Emerging Infections: Histopathology and Molecular Diagnosis
Atis Muehlenbachs, MD, PhD, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA

Michael Boeckh, MD, Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA

9:40 AM

Parasitic Infections of the Lung and Infectious Mimics
Bobbi Pritt, MD, MSc, DTM&H, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

10:15 AM


10:30 AM

Fungal Infections of the Lung: Histopathology and Molecular Diagnosis
Jeannette Guarner, MD, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Andrew Bryan, MD, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

11:40 AM



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